About The Coral Sea Display & Catalina Memorial
The Coral Sea Display is located at the Bowen Aerodrome and honours Bowen’s association with the World War II Catalina Flying Boats.
Bowen was a base for the flying boats during the battle of the Coral Sea. The display has five dioramas built on 1/72 scale including the USSS Lexington, believed to be the largest model of a ship on public display.
The Catalina Memorial is located on the Foreshore and is an interpretative centre commemorating the Catalinas and honouring those Bowen residents who served Australia during historical conflicts.